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Jerri “Original name was Aagot Halvorson” Errickson

  • Birth unknown Norway
  • Death 8 Sep 1934
  • Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 46382622

VICTIM OF THE S.S. MORRO CASTLE FIRE.

Miss Jerri Errickson,aged 28 years. 41-12 71st Street, Flushing, Queens, NY. Body identified at Sea Girt New Jersey. Possibly a pseudonym of Aagot Halvorsen, who appears on some fatality lists as a crew member. Jerri's birth name was "A. Halvorsen." A native of Norway, where she left parents, she assumed her new name when she moved away from her brother's family in Yonkers, New York to live with her uncle. Some sources say she taught at Hunter College, Manhattan, while others list her as being a secretary there. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery [THE CEMEMTERY OFFICE HAS NO RECORDS FOR HER AND THERE IS NO GRAVE WITH EITHER OF THESE NAMES ON IT.] The Bronx. Miss Erricskon may have been one of the passengers killed or fatally incapacitated by a life preserver, having it slam up under her chin as she jumped: her brother, Albert Halvorson, was quoted as saying that she was a strong swimmer who struck something when she jumped from the ship.

[Complided by Jim Kalafus and Marty Oppenheim.]


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  • Created by: Dan Scott
  • Added: 6 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46382622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerri “Original name was Aagot Halvorson” Errickson (unknown–8 Sep 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46382622, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dan Scott (contributor 46822685) .